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Guru Stocks at 52-Week Highs

April 15, 2013 | About:

According to GuruFocus' list of 52-week highs, these Guru stocks have reached their 52-week highs.

Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) Reached the 52-Week High of $37.13

The prices of Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) shares have reached $37.13, which is 1.1% off the 52-week high of $37.52.

Abbott Laboratories is an Illinois corporation, incorporated in 1900. Abbott Laboratories has a market cap of $58.32 billion; its shares were traded at around $37.13 with a P/E ratio of 9.98 and P/S ratio of 1.47. The dividend yield of Abbott Laboratories stocks is 3.5%. Abbott Laboratories had an annual average earnings growth of 10.3% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Abbott Laboratories the business predictability rank of 3.5-star.

On Jan. 23, 2013, Abbott Park announced financial results for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2012. Fourth-quarter diluted earnings per share, excluding specified items, were $1.51. Diluted earnings per share under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) were $0.66, including specified items. Full-year diluted earnings per share, excluding specified items, were $5.07, exceeding Abbott’s initial guidance range. Diluted earnings per share under GAAP were $3.72, including specified items.

Senior Vice President Heather L. Mason sold 3,066 shares of ABT stock on 02/19/2013 at the average price of $34.79. Heather L. Mason owns at least 194,172 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 6.73% since.

ACE Ltd. (NYSE:ACE) Reached the 52-Week High of $91.99

The prices of ACE Ltd. (NYSE:ACE) shares have reached $91.99, which is 0.3% off the 52-week high of $92.23.

ACE Limited is a holding company which, until July 18, 2008, was incorporated with limited liability under the Cayman Islands Companies Law. ACE Ltd. has a market cap of $31.21 billion; its shares were traded at around $91.99 with a P/E ratio of 11.655 and P/S ratio of 1.74. The dividend yield of ACE Ltd. stocks is 2.13%. ACE Ltd. had an annual average earnings growth of 3.5% over the past 10 years.

On Jan. 29, 2013, ACE Limited reported net income for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2012, of $2.22 per share, compared with $2.15 per share for the same quarter last year. Income excluding net realized gains (losses) was $1.43 per share, compared with $1.90 per share for the same quarter last year. After-tax catastrophe losses for the fourth quarter 2012 were $400 million, net of reinsurance and including reinstatement premiums, or $1.16 per share, compared with $137 million, or $0.40 per share, for the same quarter last year. Book value and tangible book value increased 2.1% and 2.7%, respectively, from Sept. 30, 2012. Book value and tangible book value per share now stand at $80.90 and $66.28, respectively. Operating return on equity (ROE) for the quarter was 8.0%. The property and casualty (P&C) combined ratio for the quarter was 105.5%, which includes net pre-tax losses from Superstorm Sandy of $502 million ($393 million after-tax) and a pre-tax charge for asbestos and environmental and other run-off business of $140 million ($90 million after-tax). Operating income includes a tax benefit of $121 million from the favorable resolution of prior years’ tax matters.

General Counsel Robert Cusumano sold 2,728 shares of ACE stock on 02/26/2013 at the average price of $85.13. Robert Cusumano owns at least 79,271 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 8.06% since.

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